Syntax for a variable inside a style attribute in a user macro

Looking to write a macro where the user can configure the table border color. Need something along the lines of:

<table style="border: 2px solid $colorvariable;">

but I need to 'escape' the $colorvariable.

my macro works as expected with

<table style="border: 2px solid white;">

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 21, 2017

Hi John,

this should do it:

Macro Body: rendered

## @param colorvariable:title=Colorvariable|type=string|required=true
<table style="border: 2px solid $paramcolorvariable;">

oops, I forgot the param leading the attibute. will try that, thanks!

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 21, 2017

did you name the variable "$paramcolorvariable"?

without "param" before the variable name, it doesn't work. In your example code, you name the variable just $colorvariable.

did the following:

## @param colorvariable...

<table style="border: 2.0px solid $colorvariable;">

my bad. will test in a few but I'm pretty sure you hit it. have programmed in too many different languages. thanks.

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